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First posted on 18 March 2021.
Source: SecurityHome

Aliases :

There are no other names known for Hornbill.

Explanation :

Hornbill malware is the threat which is reported in South Asian Countries for attacking the android users. This is the newest among all the malware because it has the purpose to attack the android. This is the news of great concern for those who rely on the privacy of the data. But it is uncovered by the infosec expert which is the biggest firm of cybersecurity in i.e Lookout. According to the research the latest operation is deployed in the Android Spyware threat which compromised many devices and is called Hornbill.

This Malware acts like a trojan which is delivered on the mobile application through third party platforms away from the official google play store. The threatening application are under covered by some of the software package that can imagine the recognition of ‘Google Security Framework', local news aggregators, various sports related news focused application. Maximum majority of the false application appear to be materialize to target Islamic Religion.

Some of the survey revealed that the Hornbill threat is possibly used for the spy in mobile application, which got retired in 2018 as a blueprint. Mobilespy was available to sell in the market and was advertised as a tool for remote watching of Android Devices. However, Hornbill has been streamlined with the attackers focusing their attention on selected data from the operated device rather than try to gain as much information as possible.

Actually Hornbill malware has been created to target mostly Whatsapp and to collect some sensitive conversation data. Aside from Whatsapp, the Hornbill Malware is also able to conquer and investigate device identities, location, Call logs and contact list. This malware will also try to gain administrator advantage and if it happens successfully it will start taking random screenshots of the phone's screen,videos,photos, audio recordings of both active calls as passive audio tools. By misusing the Android availability features, hornbill is more capable of recording and detecting active Whatsapp chats.

Last update 18 March 2021